Westover Green

Our Mission

We’re creating sustainable, attainable, human-scaled places in the Westover and Sunset Terrace neighborhoods in west Raleigh.

We’re excited to constructively contribute missing middle housing to the transformation of the Western Boulevard corridor into a more transit-friendly, walkable area.

What we’re doing

Cottage Grove is our proposal to build a pocket neighborhood of seven cottages accessed by a courtyard green space and a public alley, behind the existing house at 711 Grove Avenue.

Cottage Grove will maintain the visual character of Sunset Terrace by preserving the 66-year-old existing house and front yard. The new cottages will be similar in size to the 1,335 sq. ft. average of nearby housing units, and we anticipate that moderate- and middle-income families will be able to afford all units. Our site design echoes the two neighboring townhouse courts (Grove Estates and Ashworth Townes) while adding a 0.24 acre landscaped common green, including a rain garden that will improve local drainage.

We have filed a zoning variance request (BOA-0076-2020) with Raleigh’s Board of Adjustment, requesting a minor variance on site width. The case will be heard in 2021; for updates, see their website. You can read our justification statements here:

Attorney: Womble Carlyle
Engineer: Wake Land Design, designer of Cottages at Filmore
Architect: Tightlines Designs / Maurer Architecture